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    January 6, 2013
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top stories we're following this sunday, january 6th. the sharks could soon be hitting the ice. a deal today between the n- h-l and the players' association. we'll have the details on the agreement. the north bay community of petaluma comes together this weekend to collect donations following the death of 19 year old alyssa byrne. and starting today, no more free parking at meters in san francisco. we'll have more on the change in a live report. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm marty gonzalez. and i'm ysabel duron. we'll get to those top stories in a moment. but first, we want to get a quick check of your forecast with janu. >> we are still dealing with some showers in the north bay. the ad cloud coverage. expecting a pretty dry day. partly to mostly sunny. mostly clear skies as the go towards the evening. taking a look at the temperatures a
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little bit warmer. matt 40's in napa 47 in oakland. mid- 40's and napa i-low 50s for this afternoon. 52 degrees in napa, expected later. and 52 degrees and will take a look at futurecast and track the rainfall. for now, let us go back over to marty. >> good news for hockey fans this morning - the n-h-l and players have a tentative agreement that will salvage the season. negotiations lasted more than 16 hours. they finally resolved remaining issues early this morning. sharks fans have been without games for one- hundred-13 days. businesses around h-p pavilion have been hurting because of the lock out. a final approval will help the n-h-l avoid a second season lost to labor
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disputes. a lockout eight years ago wiped out the entire 2004 - 05 season. today's agreement is for ten years. but either side can opt out after eight. it still has to be ratified by the players and by n-h-l owners. but officials say games could begin as soon as january 19th. >> mill whermillbrae police-are taking this girl is from south san francisco appears to be in stable condition after being shot in the stomach for the tie. millbrae police this morning are investigating a shooting that sent a 16-year-old girl
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to the hospital. it happened around 10-30 last night in the normally- quiet residential area of park boulevard and santa theresa way. that's near cappucino high school. police say the girl is from south san francisco. she appears to be in stable condition, despite having been shot in the stomach andso far, no suspects have >> in petaluma, donations have been pouring in from the community in memory of a teenager who was found dead friday in south lake tahoe. 19 year old alyssa byrne's was attending a new year's eve music festival when she disappeared. police say she may have become disoriented as she walked back to her hotel in the dark in below freezing temperatures. witnesses tell police that she had been intoxicated. but it is still unclear how she died. kron 4's alecia reid went to a petaluma sports bar that was gathering donations in byrne's memory. >> it is terrible, it is awful, this girl was just starting her own life.
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>> we're just honored to be involved in it to help in any way we can to offset the grief they're going through. >> it's affected everybody, those that know her and those that didn't know her. your heart can't help but melt when you look at her mother. a lot of people that walked into 'beyond the glory' to leave a donation did not know alyssa, but they rolled in one after the other >> it's a tragedy. it's aweful. it's a terrible loss to her family and friends. >> my best friend's daughter who i'm very close to was close to her and she was the last person that saw her. abigail balf is also a friend. the two went to daycare, kindergarten and elementary school together. they were about six years old in this photothat's alyssa on the far right. abigail was up in south lake tahoe when the body was found. >> the house that i was staying was only a few miles from the site, so it was really heart breaking and i cant even put into words what i felt when i heard. >> reporter: the nineteen year old was quite popular, and well rounded since she was a young girl. >> alyssa played basketball for my husband when he coached girl's basketball in elementary school. it's just tragic. >> we lost a beautiful young kid that was just starting
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>> reporter: in petaluma alecia reid kron 4 news. >> still coming up, the president and the first family are back from their hawaiian vacation. take a look outside the overcast conditions we are going to be back. .
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welcome back. new this morning, oh, are heading home from their annual vacation in hawaii. the president cut his vacation short, returning to washington to deal with the then-looming fiscal cliff. he returned to hawaii on january 2 once the deal was done. >> a new poll suggests that not all americans are aware of all the risks associated with obesity. the poll finds that one
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quarter of people think it's possible for someone to be overweight and healthy. researchers say americans are aware of obesity risks such as heart disease and diabetes. however, they found not everyone is aware of obesity's link to cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea and infertility. researchers say heart disease remains the nation's leading killer and diabetes and obesity rates continue to climb. >> the small town of steubenville, ohio is at the center of a shocking rape investigation. two players of the town's high school football team are accused of repeatedly raping a girl back in august. images that reference the alleged rape have been popping up online. one of them shows two teenagers carrying an apparently intoxicated girl by her arms and legs. an attorney for one of the defendants says the images have been taken out of context. "although pictures can be misleading, and in this case, out of context, it does not suggest the activity prior to the photo being taken or after the photo was taken. and obviously it's just a still, so there's no audio.
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it's just really unfair, that it's made its way around the internet the way that it has." steubenville residents held a vigil on saturday to show support for the victim. also this week, the hacker group "anonymous" posted a video allegedly shot on the night of the attack. in it, several male voices can be heard joking about the victim and the attacks. trial for the two suspects is set to begin on february 13-th. >> still ahead, a check of your forecast and also an arrangement on the peninsula for people to save money. involving cars. >> take a look at these live conditions outside we will have your forecast, coming up.
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>> rainy weather caused streets to flood in the north bay saturday. this was the scene all around marin county. gutters working overtime admist gray, foggy conditions. caltrans crews set up barriers to warn drivers about flooded areas. merchants in san anselmo, with memories of the devastating floods of 2005, sandbagged outside their shops just to be on the safe side. despite all the rain, the san anselmo creek's water level stayed well within the comfort zone. >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. it was treacherous going yesterday. >> yes, with rain on/off. the mall for the morning hours. still, some wet roadways. it--mainly for the morning hours. we could see some
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cooler temperatures compared to yesterday. and this is what stormtracker is showing. it is pretty much pressing out. through the livermore valley and pretty dry. the bulk of it has pressed out to satellite & radar. the futurecast with mainly cloudy conditions. by noon, some breaks of sunshine. for the evening, pretty much clearer conditions. a clear night, overall. temperatures? a bit warmer. we will see mid-40s through napa, vallejo, and 46 in half moon bay. 45 degrees in fremont. the afternoon highs could see low 50s. 52 in fremont. 55 in the valley. for the east bay inland valleys. and 52 imp.... expected. as we see we
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will take a look towards the afternoon hardhack marty? >> thank-you, janu. several new medical marijuana facilities approved in oakland will not be opening on time. the reluctance of landlords to rent out their space is being blamed for the delay. it's been a year since oakland officials gave approval for four new dispensaries. so far.only one has opened. city leaders and marijuana advocates say federal prosecutors seizure of one dispensary last year has made landlords less willing to rent to medical marijuana facilities. federal investigators say they are closing in on what may have caused a massive explosion and fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded sending black smoke and gas
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into the air. thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to the hospital with medical problems. others filed lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal has the latest on the investigation. investigators say that this 4 year-old pipe
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refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded. sending gas and smoke into the air. there were no serious injuries at the refinery. but thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to hospital with medical problems. others sought lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal tells us what investigators federal investigators say chevron fire fighters responding to a small leak and fire before the big explosion. may have accidently punched a hole in the 40-year-old in august. u-s chemical safety board investigators say they are examining the tools chevron fire fighters used to stop an intial small refinery leak and fire in richmond last august sixth investigators say the 40- year-old pipe that eventually sent a plume of gas and fire into the air was already in bad shape. over time, sulfur from the crude oil flowing through the pipe wore it down. but, the chemical safety board says it's found a gash on the pipe. that investigators say must have been done from the
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outside. investigators are looking into the possibility that while chevron fire fighters were responding to a smallerthey may have accidently damaged the pipe. while ripping and tearing away at insulation. investigators say the bigger puncture -- but that the damage could have played athe august eruption at the refinery blanketed neighborhoods with thick black smoke. area hosiptals. with several medical problems. by the august fire is stillphilippe djegal, kron four news. free parking at meters in may have caused a massive into the air. vallejo police are offering a ten-thousand-dollar reward in connection with a christmas eve hit and run that left a man fighting for his life. the 54 year old man was crossing broadway street at hogan avenue when he was hitthe driver fled the scene. police at the time said the driver may have been street racing. the car is described as a black two door civic. it may have some damage like a damaged hood. and possibly a
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broken windshield. anyone with information is asked to call vallejo san mateo county is getting ready to launch a new kind of car-sharing service. the peninsula fleet share governments and other organizations to lend and borrow vehicles from each other.
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>> take a look it is going to be partly cloudy but there is plenty of snowfall up there with a patchy, freezing fog. highs in the hea 30's. >> president obama says immigration reform will be a "top priority" this year. observers wonder what will the overhaul contain and whether it has a chance of passage? athena jones reports this congress will have the largest number of latino members ever, so it could be the year something gets done. >> the vice president, joe biden is welcoming the largest number of latin members that could help with
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this leaping sweeping changes for the immigration. >> we need to seize the moment. >> 7% of the latin poet. >> john boehner saying that republicans will support comprehensive actions on the emigration. >> i am talking about using common sense and step by step. that will fix a broken immigration system. >> the immigration task force for the emigration. >> this is where the cameras, and this is where the people are, far apart. and immigration are much closer. we have fasigned on the dotted line. but the commitment is there to getting the work done. >> what could this look like. a big question is
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whether the parties can agree on how to approach the immigration issue. should it be one big bill, which many democrats are pushing, or several smaller ones, which many republicans favor, because the issue is so complex. groups that want to restrict immigration are skeptical. >> how on earth are these going to pass a package. there is no guarantee that the loss will be followed. >> right now what is interesting on immigration everybody is talking the talk included democratic house and republicans. but there is a big difference. >> one big issue is if they can agree to approach the issue. should it be one big bill? republicans are hoping for several smaller bills. democrats are looking for one big bill. to address the
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issues. >> pricey parking begins today in downtown san francisco. also,coming up on kron 4 news weekend your forecast. >> gabe slate tech report sol republic headphones are customizable....go to www.kron4.com...
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>> let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in for your first forecast. >> we do have some lingering showers of walnut creek. expecting partly sunny conditions. slightly cooler temperatures. for the evening, mostly clear skies expected. taking a look at a stormtracker 4 that delta and the inland valley. we are expecting that to press out. a bit warmer compared to the last couple of days. 40's and vallejo, and 47 degrees in oakland. 44 in sunnyvale. low 50s expected
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for this afternoon with 53 degrees expected in santa rosa. 51 degrees expected for the and 54 degrees expected for redwood city and sunnyvale. and when we can expect to see sunshine. for now, let us go back to marty. >> you've been warned. starting at noon today, drivers will have to feed the meters on sundays in the city of san francisco. it is a new way for the city to raise funds. to get you more news faster, let's go to our solo reporter kron four's mike pelton. good morning, mike. >> reporter: exchanges to san francisco. for the first time with big changes. this will impact you if you do any is sunday downtown activity along busy streets like the union the street where i am. the normal meter
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will be going from noon-6:00 p.m. they will issue warnings today and the next couple of weekends. the first actual tickets will begin january 27th and they are able to be paid for the about of a four hours. >> some dyou should not have to pay sunday. >> is it frustrating? >> yes. everything is expensive and now you have to pay on a parking when you've never had to pay. it is frustrating >> reporter: the city's explanation is based on a cliche that times have changed. decades ago most businesses were closed on sunday and was not a big demand for parking. but that has changed. shops have
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opened on sunday this could alleviate that issue. marty, we will have to wait and see. >> marty, what is the fee on the meter per hour? >> each is different and some are cheaper, more expensive. and what ever they charge on a saturday is the same rate on sunday. >> it just depends on where you are in san francisco. public health officials say an outbreak of norovirus in a north bay senior center is starting to wain. but it took its toll. dozens of residents and staff have been sickened. and two elderly patients died. kron-4's jeff pierce has more from mill valley. >> reporter: the redwoods senior residential care facility in mill valley suffered an outbreak of the contagious norovirus that sent six residents to the hospital and contributed to the deaths of two others. with as many as fifty nine other residents sickened
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with the virus since december 24th the facility has curtailed activities and restricted food services. >> people don't eat in the dining room at all. food is brought to their rooms. >> all activities are cancelled. >> reporter: residents at the redwoods who enjoyed days filled with activities are now virtually quarentined. >> almost hourly during the day interesting group discussions or physical activity so there was much happening there and now there's nothing happening. >> reporter: while that sense of isolation has been troubling it may have held the outbreak in check. >> we didn't eat in the dining room we'd eat in our own apartments and so therefore we had less chance of getting the virus. >> reporter: norovirus is a gastrointestinal disease that causes nausea, vomitting, stomach cramps and other flu like symptoms that can result in dangerous dehydration for elderly patients who may already have additional health issues. >> it's just a little scary because the symptoms of the virus are not pleasant, but
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i've been so far fortunate. >> reporter: but eighty nine year old gordan anderson remains philosophical. >> as long as i can go to starbucks i'm all right. >> reporter: in mill valley jeff pierce kron four news. >> tickets for the annual burning man festival will soon go on sale. but some longtime participants complain the new prices are too steep. 51-thousand individual tickets will be available for 380 dollars each. tickets opened at 240 dollars last year, with prices steadily rising as the event approached. organizers scrapped last year's lottery system and now are offering tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. the festival is held the week leading up to labor day in the nevada desert. >> national news this morning. a fatal hostage standoff in aurora, colorado. thats the same city where a gunman opened fire at a movie theater, killing 12 people.
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police arrived on scene to find a gunman who barricaded himself inside his home. there was gunfire after negotiations with the man failed. then police to stormed the building. the suspect was killed as the swat team entered the house. police then discovered the bodies of three other people inside the home. the standoff comes nearly six months after a shooting at a movie theater only four miles away left twelve people dead. the seattle police department is now facing an excessive force lawsuit over the arrest of an 18-year- old man. it was all caught on camera. we warn you, it may be tough to watch. back on december 29th 2010, seattle police discovered a suspicious vehicle. it was locked with its engine running outside a department store. a man came outside to claim the car but officers were concerned when they found out he was not the owner of the vehicle. they tried to detain the man, he began resisting arrest and even bit an officer. that's when the situation escalated. the entire incident is now being investigated and
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could take several months to complete. after 40 years of struggle, a group of people known as the wilmington 10 have finally gotten their names cleared. the nine black men and one white woman were convicted back in 1972 of the firebombing of a wilmington, north carolina, grocery store during days of race rioting. on saturday, the six surviving members of the group were formally given their certificates of pardon from the governor's office. supporters claim the 10 were the victims of racially-motivated prosecutors. their convictions were overturned in 1980. but it wasn't until this week that they were pardoned. >> still ahead, brazil prison inmates using a cast >> still, overcast and dark we will be back..
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>> world leaders are skeptical about syria's president new plan for peace. in his first speech since june, ba-shar aah-sahd calls for a national reconciliation conference and a new constitution. but, aah-sahd says the plan will work only if western countries stop funding groups who are fighting to overthrow him. today's announcement comes amid continued heavy fighting between government forces and rebels. world leaders have responded negatively to the announcement. the british foreign secretary calls it hypocritical. pakistani officials say american drones fired missiles into taliban hideouts this morning, killing at least nine fighters. the missiles were fired into hideouts near the afghan border.
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victims of the drone strike have not yet been identified. however, two pakistani taliban commanders are reportedly among them. american missiles are also suspected of killing a militant commander on thursday whose followers focus on attacks against u.s. and nato forces. it's a real life story of a cat burglar. take a look. police in brazil caught this cat trying to help inmates bust out of jail, by smuggling in tools. officers found the cat outside the jail with saws and drills attached to its body. they belive one or a few of the inmates, along with help from the outside, trained the cat to deliver mobile phones and other tools they needed to dig a tunnel out of the jail. right now, all 263 people in the jailhouse are considered suspects. >> a year new job training
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>> welcome back. taking a look at stormtracker 4. it is tapering off as we take a look of the satellite and radar is pushing out. snow showers through lake tahoe indicated by the blue. and by noon, we are going to see some breaks of sunshine. by 6:00 p.m., the skies are expected to clear. as for
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the tams mainly mid-40s. 45 degrees in napa. for the temperatures. -afternoon will be a bit warmer compared to yesterday with 50s through los gatos, campbell. and fremont. as for the east bay of inland valleys, pleasanton, livermore 52 in alameda, walnut creek. looking for a highs of 52 degrees also in san bruno. and as we take a look your kron 4 7 day around the bay once we take a look at these residual showers clear conditions for the work week, plenty of sunshine. >> six months ago i did not have a job. l i am working for one of the biggest companies out there right now. (cheers & applause) >> that focuses on the young
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people and minority and training them for construction. >> today that was thethat was just one of many graduates of a program called "richmond build". which focuses on taking young people.often with dead end prospects, all of them low income and most of them minority and trains them in construction and renewable energy fields. today, the program places 80 an average starting wage of 18-33 an hour. now, the program has expanded to other bay area communities. and joining us this morning with more on this is. leslay choy with the san pablo economic development corporation. leslay choy demo we give skills to members of the community and industries that are stable. a framework for a change in our underserved community. what they're focusing on is where housing, construction.
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and that can be anything from your construction, carpenter, welding, and even if solar installation and forklift. >> this is getting a lot of good press. why is it that we see this emerging. and the importance. >> this gives people a choice and it will turn the tide on underemployment. where people are underutilized and for people that to not need a graduate or college degree but they needed that job training and the skills that make them competitive. all of our programs are dedicated to find those programs not just training but job experience. as we send people out they are far more competitive. this can take people from any walk of life as long as they are ready to commit. >> one thing is that you are
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helping these young people not just for a job but for a career. >> yes. >> the next thing they continue to work at 10, 15, 20 years. >> yes, this is there where housing component trading on monday and the information day will be on january 15th this is called stackable certifications. and maybe that's is something that even the junior colleges offering of. however, starting at $21 per hour, some current workers could even be making $54 per hour. and this person has been doing this and just for the operations of a warehouse. and the base range is $85,000-110,000. per year.
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>> let me ask you the importance of private/partnership with the public. >> here is a testimonial. >> a few months ago i did not have a job but now i'm working for one of the biggest companies out there. >> i am kid from the property of san francisco. but once i learned all of them out. from-impoverished san francisco -- >> the first day of class i was skeptical did not know what to expect. after i got to meet the students. and my dad calls the ad says you are paid boilermaker and you are a welder. >> that is great. >> those are great stories and talk about the public/private partnership. >> it is vital. wanting to we have learned is that we
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have limited resources but what we know is that what is where are the needy in the biggest need? they are able to provide the fines. and we will recreate and not recreate the wheel. we can bring the programs together and we need the public/private partnership support. we will give them support and they have references, job experience, skills and more likely to get a high paying jobs. one of our sponsor students just let us know what he is going to go work at an apprentice. at $25 an hour for a scaffolding. and the
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portions of that money will go back into the community. and for more information about this program, go to san pablo e-d-c.org. when a great program, what a great program, thank you. and we'll be right back ♪
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the warriors faced off for the second time in a week against the l-a clippers. the warriors won the first match-up on wednesday with a blow out. but last night was almost the exact opposite. the clippers jumped out early and coasted to an easy 115-to-89 victory. klay thompson scored a team high 14 points as the warriors fall to 22-and- eleven on the season. the warriors and clippers will face each other one more time this month on january 21st. now to football. the niners now preparing for green bay. it was the n-f-c wild card game last night between the packers and vikings. aaron rodgers set an nfl playoff record by completing passes to ten different receivers. the vikings played without
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starting quarterback christian ponder, who was out with a right elbow injury. instead back up joe webb started in his place. he had not thrown a pass all season. so no surprise that the packers crushed the vikings 24-to-ten. the packers will take on the 49-ers. next saturday at candlestick. in the other playoof game yesterday it houston over the bengals. >> area rogers will return. aaron rogers. >> coming up a possible tentative agreement to end the nhl lockout.
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>> taking a look at 47 napa, vallejo. 46 percent mattel redwood city. as for the afternoon 46 in-materia mateo--4 in redwood city. also pleasanton and livermore.
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the sharks could soon be hitting the ice. a deal today between the n- h-l and the players' association. good news for hockey fans this morning - the n-h-l and players have a tentative agreement that will salvage the season. negotiations lasted more than 16 hours. they finally resolved remaining issues early this morning. sharks fans have been without games for one- hundred-13 days. businesses around h-p pavilion have been hurting because of the lock out. a final approval will help the n-h-l avoid a second season lost to labor disputes. a lockout eight years ago wiped out the entire 2004 - 05 season. today's agreement is for ten years. but either side can opt out after eight. it still has to be ratified by the players and by n-h-l owners. but officials say games could begin as soon as january 19th. it will take more than spare change to feed the meters in san francisco today. because of new sunday metered parking enforcement. to get you more news faster, let's turn to our solo reporter kron four's mike pelton with the details on this change. mike, you are in union square?
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>> reporter: along busy roads like union the street you can see several small businesses and parking meters. this is how it is going to be work. it is effective noon the-6:00 p.m. today will be issued warnings and the next several weekends. the actual first tickets will be on january 27th beach parking meter will have a 4 hour parking limit. each parking meter - will have before our park and limit. >> i am overwhelmed. it is no end on how the city wants to generate money. >> the times have changed in decades ago most businesses were closed on sunday and was not a big demand for
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parking. however, that is different. shops and owners are now open on sunday this is hoping to alleviate parking. >> and also they are expected to make $2 million per year on this new enforcement? >> yes. and also parking tickets expected >> 8 ticket would be $60, thank you, mike pelton we appreciate it. one ticket would be $60. and parking ranges of each hour is any where from 255 per hour, to $1 per hour. or more. on where you park, and when anywhere from 25 cents to 7 dollars. >> millbrae police this
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morning are investigating a shooting that sent a 16- year-old girl to the hospital. it happened around 10-30 last night in the normally- quiet residential area of theresa way. that's near cappucino high school. police say the girl is from south san francisco. condition, despite having been shot in the stomach and thigh. so far, no suspects have been arrested. >> in petaluma, donations have been pouring in from the community in memory of a teenager who was found dead friday in south lake tahoe. 19 year old alyssa byrne's was attending a new year's eve music festival when she disappeared. police say she may have become disoriented as she walked back to her hotel in the dark in below freezing temperatures. witnesses tell police that she had been intoxicated. but it is still unclear how she died. kron 4's alecia reid went to a petaluma sports bar that was gathering donations in byrne's memory. grief they're going through. as they came through. there went straight to the donation box. >> this girl was just starting her beautiful life. >> and honor they will give
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10 percent to the national and exploited children. expenses and will go straight to her family. >> we're just honored to be involved in it to help in >> it's affected everybody, those that know her and those that didn't know her. your heart can't help but melt when you look at her mother. >> reporter: a lot of people that walked into 'beyond the glory' to leave a donation did not know alyssa, but they rolled in one after the other >> it's a tragedy. it's aweful. it's a terrible loss to her family and friends. >> my best friend's daughter who i'm very close to was close to her and she was the last person that saw her. >> reporter: abigail balf is also a friend. the two went to daycare, kindergarten and elementary school together. they were about six years old in this photothat's alyssa on the far right. abigail was up in south lake tahoe when the body was found. >> the house that i was staying was only a few miles from the site, so it was really heart breaking and i cant even put into words what i felt when i heard. >> reporter: the nineteen
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year old was quite popular, and well rounded since she was a young girl. >> alyssa played basketball for my husband when he coached girl's basketball in elementary school. it's just tragic. >> we lost a beautiful young kid that was just starting her life. >> reporter: in petaluma alecia reid kron 4 news. >> still ahead of this study to they know the risks of obesity? the results might surprise you. >> take a look at this rain storm. it looks like it is beyond walnut creek but is still overcast. we will be back. with your fancy-schmanc. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off.
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>> new this morning, president obama and the first family are back from their annual vacation in hawaii. the president arrived at andrews air force base this
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morning. we brought that to you live. he cut his vacation short, returning to washington to deal with the then-looming fiscal cliff. mr. obama returned to hawaii on january 2 once the deal was done. >> a new poll suggests that not all americans are aware of all the risks associated with obesity. the poll finds that one quarter of people think it's possible for someone to be overweight and healthy. researchers say americans are aware of obesity risks such as heart disease and diabetes. however, they found not everyone is aware of obesity's link to cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea and infertility. researchers say heart disease remains the nation's leading killer.and diabetes and obesity rates continue to climb. >> the small town of steubenville, ohio is at the center of a shocking rape investigation. two players of the town's high school football team are accused of repeatedly raping a girl back in august. images that reference the alleged rape have been popping up online.
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one of them shows two teenagers carrying an apparently intoxicated girl by her arms and legs. an attorney for one of the defendants says the images have been taken out of context. >> "although pictures can be misleading, and in this case, out of context, it does not suggest the activity prior to the photo being taken or after the photo was taken. and obviously it's just a still, so there's no audio. it's just really unfair, that it's made its way around the internet the way that it has." >> steubenville residents held a vigil on saturday to show support for the victim. also this week, the hacker group "anonymous" posted a video allegedly shot on the night of the attack. in it, several male voices can be heard joking about the victim and the attacks. trial for the two suspects is set to begin on february 13-th. >> still to come despite getting the thumbs up, medical marijuana
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dispensaries still might not open it. >> some clear skies your full forecast with a general, coming up. general.. janu
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>> we are back at 9:15 the bay bridge approach and take a look of i received some possible blue skies. i can see-some possibly blue skies. genera genera janu.... we it that the bulk of erisa are is snowing at 7,000 ft.
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expecting 4 in.. some breaks of sunshine by 11. more sunshine and as we go towards 6:00 p.m., we are respecting clear skies. taking a look at current conditions. 46 in napa. upper 40's for the east bay shore. but 40's in the south bay. afternoon highs will be slightly cooler mid-50s for palo alto, low 50s through fremont. the east bay inland valleys. 51 degrees in concord, antioch 50s through downtown san francisco. 50s through san bruno and to mid-50s for petaluma, novato your kron 4 7 day around the bay we will have a bit of a warm up. 60s back on the board with plenty of sunshine and more showers
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wednesday or thursday. >> several new medical marijuana facilities approved in oakland will not be opening on time. the reluctance of landlords to rent out their space is being blamed for the delay. it's been a year since oakland officials gave approval for four new dispensaries. so far.only one has opened. city leaders and marijuana advocates say federal prosecutors seizure of one dispensary last year has made landlords less willing to rent to medical marijuana facilities. >> federal investigators say they are closing in on what may have caused a massive explosion and fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded sending black smoke and gas into the air. thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to the hospital with medical problems. others filed lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal has the latest on the investigation.
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federal investigators say they are zeroing in. on what may have caused an explosion at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded. sending gas and smoke into the air. there were no serious injuries at the refinery. but thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to hospital with medical problems. others sought lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal
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federal investigators say chevron fire fighters responding to a small leak and fire before the big explosion. may have accidently punched a hole in the 40-year-old pipe that eventually failed in august. u-s chemical safety board investigators say they are examining the tools chevron fire fighters used to stop an intial small refinery leak and fire in richmond last august sixth investigators say the 40- year-old pipe that eventually sent a plume of gas and fire into the air was already in bad shape. over time, sulfur from the crude oil flowing through the pipe wore it down. but, the chemical safety board says it's found a gashthat investigators say must have been done from the outside. investigators are looking while chevron fire fighters were responding to a smaller leak and fire. they may have accidently while ripping and tearing away at insulation. investigators say the bigger explosion may have still happened regardless of the puncture -- but that the role. the august eruption at the crude oil unit of the refinery blanketed neighborhoods with thick black smoke. thousands of people went to area hosiptals. with several medical complaints. including breathing problems. by the august fire is still shut down. but chevron says it hopes to have it back open sometime news. hundred-13 days. businesses
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millbrae police this morning saturday. vallejo police are offering a ten-thousand-dollar reward in connection with a christmas eve hit and run that left a man fighting for his life. the 54-year-old man was crossing broadway street at hogan avenue when he was hit by a honda civic. the driver fled the scene. police at the time said the driver may have been street racing. the car is described as a black two door civic. it may have some damage like a broken right headlight. damaged hood. and possibly a broken windshield. asked to call vallejo >> san mateo county is getting ready to launch a new kind of car-sharing service. the peninsula fleet share program will allow local governments and other
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organizations to lend and borrow vehicles from each other. county transit officials say the program should offset the costs of owning largethe 18-month pilot program month. [ woman ] ring. ring.
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>> president obama says immigration reform will be a "top priority" this year. observers wonder what will the overhaul contain and whether it has a chance of passage? athena jones reports this
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congress will have the largest number of latino members ever, so it could be the year something gets done. >> vice-president joe biden is instrumental on helping the largest members of latin member communities. >> vithe latin community it offered 70 percent support of the vote. house speaker john boehner. >> wants a step-by-step approach to enforce the laws, up secure the borders and fix a broken system. >> the immigration taskforce for the immigration caucus. >> this is where the congress is. with the guns
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are far apart. and immigration, march closure. we all signed on the dotted line,--much closer with a macleiimmigration but what might comprehensive legislation a look-alike. the president said that it should beef up border security, punish employers to hire undocumented workers and current immigrants could obtain legal status been with the president is saying that this is not enforceable. how could congress pass a package when it no guarantee has made to the public. >> this could show in long road ahead. >> what is interesting about immigration's is that everybody is talking the talk including democrats,
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republicans. however, candidate wall could be wahla big question is whether can the walk the walk? the parties can agree on how to approach the immigration issue. should it be one big bill, which many democrats are ones, which many republicans favor, because the issue is so complex. also, the possibility of no more free parking on sunday. let's take a quick look outside this morning. also, gabe slate tech report www.kron4.com sol republic has a groundbreaking interchangeable the signing. the headband, the cable. you can purchase each separately or customize these for any
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>> 9:30 it looks like the rate has been passing moving south-east the rainfall has been pushing through. still, some lingering showers partly sunny and cooler compared to yesterday. mostly clear conditions for the evening. stormtracker 4, this is pressing through the livermore valley but it is expected to clear.
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pressing south-east we are expecting a bit of a warm up. currently mid upper 40's across the board. 45 through fairfield, concord and 43 degrees in daly city. 45 in sunnyvale. 52 degrees expected in napa. 50s for san rafeal. oakland, redwood city. 53 in san jose your full forecast coming up and when we could see some sunshine. now, let us go over to marty. >> we have been talking about this all morning and the new parking enforcement.
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>> for the first time in history meters over san francisco are active on sunday. this will impact you if you want to go to a restaurant or shopping. many small businesses santa metered parking. this is how it will work. the normal rate will be new news-6:00 p.m. on sunday. and the next weekend this weekend, and the next couple of weekends will only be warnings. however, a january 27th is when this will be officially in effect. drivers are upset. also, local employees. listen. >> sunday is usually a free day. they can come to walk our route and not worry about the meter. in walk-
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around. now, however the have to worry about feed the in the meter. >> they are trying to bring in revenue for the city. >> how are people going to pay? at the meter? >> just like any other throughout the week. sometimes, sundays forget to bring change and you could even use a credit card. some however, you can use in app. it is called pay by phone and you can use that with your smart phone but there is a surcharge i believe. >> mike, thank you. public health officials say an outbreak of norovirus in a
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north bay senior center is starting to wain. but it took its toll. dozens of residents and staff have been sickened. and two elderly patients died. kron-4's jeff pierce has more from mill valley. >> reporter: the redwoods senior residential care facility in mill valley suffered an outbreak of the contagious norovirus that sent six residents to the hospital and contributed to the deaths of two others. with as many as fifty nine other residents sickened with the virus since december 24th the facility has curtailed activities and restricted food services. >> people don't eat in the dining room at all. food is brought to their rooms. >> all activities are cancelled. >> reporter: residents at the redwoods who enjoyed days filled with activities are now virtually quarentined. >> almost hourly during the day interesting group discussions or physical activity so there was much happening there and now there's nothing happening. >> reporter: while that sense of isolation has been troubling it may have held the outbreak in check. >> we didn't eat in the dining room we'd eat in our own apartments and so therefore we had less
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chance of getting the virus. >> reporter: norovirus is a gastrointestinal disease that causes nausea, vomitting, stomach cramps and other flu like symptoms that can result in dangerous dehydration for elderly patients who may already have additional health issues. >> it's just a little scary because the symptoms of the virus are not pleasant, but i've been so far fortunate. >> reporter: but eighty nine year old gordan anderson remains philosophical. >> as long as i can go to starbucks i'm all right. >> reporter: in mill valley jeff pierce kron four news. tickets for the annual burning man festival will soon go on sale. but some longtime participants complain the new prices are too steep. 51, thousand individual tickets will be available for 380 dollars each. tickets opened at 240 dollars last year, with prices steadily rising as the event approached. organizers scrapped last
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year's lottery system and now are offering tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. the fetival is held the week leading up to labor day in the nevada desert. national news this morning. a fatal hostage standoff in aurora, colorado. thats the same city where a gunman opened fire at a movie theater, killing 12 people. police arrived on scene saturday to find a gunman who barricaded himself inside his home. there was gunfire after negotiations with the man failed. then police to stormed the building. the suspect was killed as the swat team entered the house. police then discovered the bodies of three other people inside the home. the standoff comes nearly six months after a shooting at a movie theater only four miles away left twelve people dead. james holmes, the accused shooter in the aurora theater massacre, is scheduled to appear in court on monday. 70 people were shot and 12 died in the shooting at a midnight screening of "the
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dark knight rises" in july. prosecutors are expected to call scores of witnesses before arapa-ho county district judge william sylvester. sylvester will determine whether there's sufficient evidence for holmes to stand trial on more than one- hundred and 50 charges including murder. his attorneys are expected to present a diminished mental capacity defense. the seattle police department is now facing an excessive force lawsuit over the arrest of an 18- year-old man. it was all caught on camera. we warn you, it may be tough to watch. back on december 29th 2010, seattle police discovered a suspicious vehicle. it was locked with its engine running outside a department store. a man came outside to claim the car but officers were concerned when they found out he was not the owner of the vehicle. they tried to detain the man, he began resisting arrest and even bit an officer. that's when the situation escalated. the entire incident is now being investigated and could take several months to complete.
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world leaders are skeptical about syria's president's new plan for peace. in his first speech since june, ba-shar aah-sahd calls for a national reconciliation conference and a new constitution. but, aah-sahd says the plan will work only if western countries stop funding groups who are fighting to overthrow him. today's announcement comes amid continued heavy fighting between government forces and rebels. world leaders have responded negatively to the announcement. the british foreign secretary calls it hypocritical. >> pakistani officials say american drones fired missiles into taliban
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hideouts this morning, killing at least nine fighters. the missiles were fired into hideouts near the afghan border. victims of the drone strike have not yet been identified. however, two pakistani taliban commanders are reportedly among them. american missiles are also suspected of killing a militant commander on thursday whose followers focus on attacks against u.s. and nato forces. >> it's a real life story of a cat burglar. take a look. police in brazil caught this cat trying to help inmates bust out of jail, by smuggling in tools. officers found the cat outside the jail with saws and drills attached to its body. they belive one or a few of the inmates, along with help from the outside, trained the cat to deliver mobile phones and other tools they needed to dig a tunnel out of the jail. >> it is amazing to me how you can train a cat. right
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this was the scene all around marin countyrain water flowing down the gutters and gray, foggy conditions. drivers had to contend with the downpour that covered the streets. windshield wipers were in constant use for most of saturday evening. the rain did cause some flooding in marin county.
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you can see this road in mill valley was flooded. cal trans crews set up barriers to warn drivers of the flooded conditions. you can see the water was high enough to make it to the top of the curb. puddles sprung up in several places and water splashed with the passing of each car. merchants in san anselmo weren't taking any chances. they had sand bags stationed outside their shops just to be on the safe side. a quick look at the san anselmo creekthe water was moving at moderate speed and, fortunatly, the level stayed well within the comfort zone. there were not very many pedestrians out and about on saturday but those who ventured into the elements were wise to bring a big umbrella to keep dry. >> let's take a quick look outside this morning.
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mostly clear conditions. taking a look at stormtracker 4. livermore, dry the satellite and radar and futurecast we can start to see some breaks of sunshine. and further clearing in the north bay. as report towards 6:00 p.m., we are expecting clear skies. there is a bit of a warming trend for the past one week. mid 40's in napa, vallejo. and 47 degrees in
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san francisco. 46 in the san jose. mid '50s for the south bay. 50s and campo, and 50s through milpitas. for the east bay in the valleys pleasanton, livermore. 50s in antioch and 52 degrees expected in alameda. 52 in downtown san francisco with a mixture of low mid '50s for the north bay. as for take a look at the your kron 4 7 day around the bay plenty of sunshine and light rain with a dry, clear conditions for next weekend. >> travelers going to and from s-f-o can expect to see some delays while the airport temporarily shuts down a few runways over the coming months. airport officials say those closures could mean departure delays of between 30 and 45 minutes for travelers on shorter, west coast flights. crews will be tacking tarmac onto some runways and moving landing lights and
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other infrastructure. the multi-year construction project is needed because of federally required lengthening of runways that is aimed at making air travel safer. the work is expected to finish by the fall of 2015. >> after losing its lease last year, san francisco's famous gold dust lounge is having a resurrection. at fisherman's wharf. and as kron four's vicki liviakis explains. the owners are hoping to keep the old spirt of the gold dust alive at the new location. >> out with the old, and and with the . of the resurrection of the famous gold dust lounge. this was a fixture since 1933. it was shut down when it lost its lease. however, know it as a new lease on life in fisherman's wharf. >> bring us something old, new. >> the sun is taking over for the parents.
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>> 47 years. >> it is bittersweet for his staff. >> they will continue the gold dust legacy. >> one thing i've learned is that trying to keep it as close to the original. >> this is larger than the regional but some will be the same with the chandelier from of being a crosby. and the col gold wallpaper. at some great during specials. champagne at $3.50 and drink specials -- with a great venue for locals to drink with tourists. >> in sports this morning. the warriors faced off for the second time in a week against the l-a clippers. the warriors won the first match-up on wednesday with a
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blow out. but last night was almost the exact opposite. the clippers jumped out early and coasted to an easy 115-to-89 victory. klay thompson scored a team high 14 points as the warriors fall to 22-and- eleven on the season. the warriors and clippers will face each other one more time this month on january 21st. >> now to football. the niners now preparing for green bay. it was the n-f-c wild card game last night between the packers and vikings. aaron rodgers set an nfl playoff record by completing passes to ten different receivers. the vikings played without starting quarterback christian ponder, who was out with a right elbow injury. instead back up joe webb started in his place. he had not thrown a pass all season. so no surprise that the packers crushed the vikings 24-to-ten. the packers will take on the 49-ers. next saturday at candlestick. in the other playoff game yesterday it was houston over the bengals.
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of what was left of a christmas tree. and it even scorched this hydrant from the beach, to the bay area, it is delivering the san francisco landscape. in ocean beach, despite this prohibited burning signed, there are still burned trees on the beach. they say that it is a tradition but the national parks service calls it illegal. folsom/19 to st. is a fire station. at 2:30 a.m. a there was a knock on the door because a dozens of trees were set on fire. this is all that was left. there are christmas trees all around town and it is all fun and games until personal property is how burned. more pile up but only one treat was there. my
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